Table of contents for Roll the bones : the history of gambling / David G. Schwartz.

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Table of Contents 
 Prologue: Rainmaker Reborn					
 Part I: The Discovery of Gambling
 1: Thoth¿s Gift							
Global early history							
 2: The Die is Cast							
Greece, Rome, religion and gambling				
 3: Knaves and Kings						
 The evolution of playing cards					
Part II: Gambling Becomes a Science
 4: Taming Tyche							
 The science of gambling; lotteries are born			
 5: The Ridotto Revolution					
 The first casino; European gambling to 1800			
 Part III: Gambling Takes to the Sea
 6: All is on the Hazard						
 British gambling to 1750						
 7: Star-Spangled Gamblers					
 American gambling, 1600-1800					
 8: Baiting John Bull						
 British gambling, 1750-1900; whist; animal sports		
Part IV: European gambling at home and abroad
 9: Seeking the Cure						
 European spa gambling, 1700-1870				
 10: Flight of the Sparrow					
 Macau, Hong Kong, and British colonies	
 Part V: The United States Bets Big
 11: Wild Cards								
 US gambling, 1800-1900						
 12: Fools of Fortune						
	American gambling becomes urban				
 Part VI: Gambling for fun and profit
 13: A Sunny Place for Shady People				
 The Riviera becomes Europe¿s gambling paradise			
 14: Wise Guys and One-Armed Bandits			
 The illegal business of gambling					
 Part VII: The legitimization of American gambling
 15: Hard to Resist						
 Nevada becomes America¿s gambling oasis			
 16: The Salvation of Sin						
 Illegal resorts, the origins of public interest gambling		
 17: A Place in the Sun						
 The birth of the Las Vegas Strip (1940-1980)			
 Part VIII: Gambling¿s new prominence
 18: Runaway American Dream					
 Lotteries, Atlantic City, Indian Gaming, Riverboats		
 19: All In								
 The 20th century globalization of gambling			
Part IX: Into the 21st century
 20: A Clockwork Volcano					
 The new Strip; Internet gambling					
 21: The Dream							
 Epilogue; thoughts on history
 Acknowledgments (TK)

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Gambling -- History.